- Medicinal Plants
- Ajwain seeds, Carum Copticum, Ajowan, India, 2 sizes
Ajwain seeds, Carum Copticum, Ajowan, India, 2 sizes
Ajwain, ajowan, or Trachyspermum ammi—also known as ajowan caraway, bishop's weed, or carom—is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Both the leaves and the seed‑like fruit of the plant are consumed by humans.
Annual, full sun. Start indoors in peat pots, planting seeds 1/4" deep, if growing season is short in your area. Or plant outdoors in full sun in soil that drains well. Thin seedlings to 6-12" apart.
C. copticum has aromatic odor and spicy taste and is widely used as a spice in the curry powder (curry).
Traditionally, C. copticum has been used in the past for various therapeutic effects including bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal tumors, abdominal pain, respiratory distress, and loss of appetite. Therapeutic uses of C. copticum seeds also include carminative, antiseptic, amoebiasis expectorant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiplatelet-aggregatory, and antilithiasis as well as treating common cold and acute pharyngitis. India.